Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

Schofield: "Here is your opportunity now to apologise to the Jewish community for any anti-Semitism by Labour members".

Following the launch of the party's 'race and faith manifesto", Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said that anti-Jewish racism was "vile and wrong', and that it had no place within the party.

During an interview with Andrew Neil last month, Corbyn down turned the chance to apologise on four occasions to the Chief Rabbi.

In an exchange with Schofield, who said he was giving him the opportunity to say sorry, Corbyn at first spoke about ways he has tried to improve the way incidents are dealt with. I am dealing with it, I have dealt with it.' He added: 'Other parties are also affected by anti-Semitism. I have dealt with it.

The Labour Party was also up one point at 35pc.

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Corbyn: "Look, our party..."

"Candidates have been withdrawn by the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives and by us because of it".

In an open comment to The Times, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis noted that as the nation takes to the polls in the following weeks, "the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety". "He hasn't contacted me". Asked whether he would stay on, he replied: 'I hope so, yes, because I feel I'm fit, I feel I'm quite young enough to do the job... and I'm very determined to carry out what we've got there'. Just watch the exchange between This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield and Corbyn on Tuesday - and tell me the experience wasn't gut wrenching for you.

In other news, it has emerged that Jeremy Corbyn wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to ask him to revise United States negotiating objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal to ensure Britain's public health service is not included.

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